Monday, February 26, 2007

lemons and vinegar

Lemons by Alma'ch

Instead of reaching for the chemical cleaners available you could use items you have in your kitchen.
Lemon juice is a natural bleach and can remove stains from clothing and work surfaces.
Bicarbonate of soda : sprinkle at the base of a crusty oven, dampen slightly with water, leave overnight and the next morning all the dirt can be wiped off with a damp cloth. I mix it with some lavender essential oil, sprinkle it on the carpet overnight and hoover the next day ( keeps doggy smells at bay).
You can leave some bicarbonate of soda in a pot in the fridge and it will remove bad odours.
Vinegar : cleaning windows with a spray bottle filled with water and a dahs of vinegar can make your windows sparkle.
To clean toilets with vinegar, pour a capful or two into the toilet, leave overnight and flush in the morning for a sparkling bowl.
Cleaning cloths can be made from old Tshirts or shirt and I also use teatowels with holes in.
The following links offer info on cleaning with eco friendly products :
home made cleaners from organized home

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